Protective services encompasses Bylaw Services, Disaster Services and Fire Services.
The Town of Sundre is recognized by the Alberta Solicitor General as an authorized employer of Community Peace Officers, pursuant to the Alberta Peace Officer Act. The Town of Sundre’s Community Peace Officer is provincially appointed. The Peace Officer is responsible for the enforcement of various provincial regulations, the Town's bylaws, and enhancing, preserving, and maintaining community standards to ensure a safe, healthy and vibrant community through the development, education and compliance of bylaws. Bylaw Control ensures that neighbors live in harmony and act as responsible citizens.
Peace Officers investigate and resolve complaints/inquiries, conduct routine preventive patrols, and when necessary, take remedial action or enforcement including education, warnings or ticketing. The Town prefers to work with residents for voluntary compliance of the community bylaws before enacting enforcement actions, such as issuing tickets, issuing orders or seeking stronger solutions. Further, the Peace Officer is in charge of Animal Control services and develops related bylaws.
Community Peace Officers handle various enforcement issues and assist with Fire and Police (RCMP).
The Animal Control function is a contracted position, working to ensure citizens are responsible pet owners, lost cats and dogs are reunited with their owners, and that shelter is provided for cats and dogs that have been impounded. The Animal Control Officer may also provide adoption services for cats and dogs. (Call 403-638-1888.) The Town Peace Officer oversees Animal Control services and develops related bylaws.
Sundre’s Fire Services are delivered by a volunteer Fire department. There are currently 32 members consisting of firefighters, officers, administrative assistant and the fire chief. The Fire Chief reports directly to the Town Chief Administrative Officer. The department services the Town of Sundre along with a large rural area consisting of part of Mountain View County, Clearwater County and Big Horn County.
The Fire Department spends a significant amount of time ensuring that volunteers are trained and respond when their services are required. They are required to respond to fires, vehicle accidents & extrication, water and ice rescue, low angle rescue, disasters, and other incidents. The department also ensures that some members are qualified as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), as they must act as first responders.
The Fire Department apparatus includes two pumper trucks, a tanker, a rescue truck, a rapid response truck, a river raft, and a rescue quad and trailer.
The Sundre Fire Department is a dedicated service organization, raising funds for the community through ball tournaments, a quad poker rally and other event services. The department also hosts several community events such as Pumpkin Carving and the Kids Santa Day event.